Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett took the stage at last night’s OFA Ball.
+ What’s the best way ever for President Obama to close out his inaugural celebrations? With performances by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, natch. The pair performed at a private Obama for America Ball that was thrown for campaign staffers last night. And yes, we’re jealous. (The Atlantic Wire)
+ Congrats to Shakira and fiancé Girard Piqué, who welcomed baby boy Milan into the world yesterday. “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn) means ’dear, loving, and gracious’ in Slavik; in Ancient Roman, ’eager and laborious'; and in Sanskrit, ’unification,'” she explained in a statement on her website. (MTV News)
+ PRAISE! Beyoncé launched “BEYHIVEBLOG,” which features “What I’m reading, doing, loving, wearing, hearing” as she states on her blog. It’s all things Bey, 24/7, and will serve as our excuse for why we’ll be late for pretty much everything for, like, ever. (Beyonce.com)
+ Speaking of the Queen B, Beyoncé received some flak for reportedly lip-synching the national anthem on Inauguration Day. That puts her in good company: Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, and Madonna have all lip-synched to prerecorded tracks at big events. #NBD. (MTV News)
+ Confirming rumors, Adele has announced that she will perform James Bond theme song “Skyfall” at the 2013 Oscars when the show airs on Feb. 23. This will be the first time Adele sings “Skyfall” live, and it will be her first U.S. TV appearance since last year’s Grammys. (MTV News)
+ It’s as though someone heard all of our collective boy band wishes and dreams: New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees will tour together. Dubbed “The Package Tour,” it kicks off in Uncasville, Conn., on May 31, and concludes July 13 in Minneapolis. (MTV News)
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